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"With All Families, Without Condemnation" (And More Synod Reactions)

“With All Families, Without Condemnation.” That was the headline last Sunday on Italy’s national Catholic... Read More

The Complex and Layered Meanings in Pope Francis’ New Document

As more people begin to scrutinize Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of... Read More

A Catholic Conservative Comes Out for Same-Sex Marriage

At the end of last week, Commonweal magazine published a long essay with the provocative headline:... Read More

Pope Francis Supported Civil Unions While Archbishop

Earlier this week, Bondings 2.0 reported that Pope Francis’ record on marriage equality when he... Read More

France and Britain Make Significant Progress Towards Marriage Equality

Legislators in Britain and France made significant gains towards legalizing marriage equality this week, passing... Read More

Irish Priest’s Refusal to Be Silenced Is a Beacon of Hope for Church Renewal

  As I see it, one of the greatest hindrances to progress on LGBT issues... Read More

Jesuit Author Supports Spirit Day Activities

Renowned Jesuit author James Martin, SJ, has tweeted his support for Spirit Day, a national... Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: The Cardinal and Colbert

Cardinal Timothy Dolan and television personality Stephen Colbert engaged in a widely-publicized conversation at Fordham... Read More

Is Blood Thicker Than Holy Water?

What is more important:  family ties or connection to the institutional church?  In which of... Read More

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

New York Times columnist Bill Keller suggested  in a recent that essay that Catholics who are discouraged about... Read More